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Investigative Report Reveals Hackers Terrorize the Internet for LULZ September 20, 2007

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Wired, 27 July 2007

By Ryan Singel July 27, 2007

The following are real quotes from a Fox News in Los Angeles investigation into a hacker group called “Anonymous.”

They are hackers on steroids, treating the web like a real life video game. Sacking websites, invading MySpace accounts and disrupting innocent people’s lives.

They plastered his profile with gay sex pictures. His girlfriend left him.

Truly epic LULZ come from raids and invasions.

You can view the whole segment, complete with a scene of a car bomb, here.

Fox 11 actually stumbled across the /b/ (NSFW) channel of 4chan (NSFW) (update: could be wrong here, looks like Fox was tipped to the /i/ channel of a similar site – 420chan (NSFW)), a image sharing and posting site where every poster posts as Anonymous. Here supremely bored 15-year olds post obscene pictures and stupid photo-shopped images for others to comment on.  They also randomly swarm and try to overwhelm online sites and forums they consider annoying.

These people, according to Fox 11, constitute a notorious and powerful hacking gang who, besides threatening to kill random MySpace users, attempted to ruin the ending of Harry Potter book for children of all ages.  This “news report” is by far the funniest prank anyone on the board has ever pulled off.

LULZ all around.

Juvenile arrested in Pflugerville H.S. bomb threat September 12, 2007

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September 11, 2007, KVUE.com

A juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday morning as Pflugerville police investigated a bomb threat made to Pflugerville High School.

According to Pflugerville police, say several callers — including one from Colorado — reported early Tuesday morning that someone was making online posts to a website about blowing up the school.

Police found the threatening messages which said pipe bombs would detonate on September 11 and showed photos of a juvenile posing with what appeared to be pipe bombs.

Pflugerville police tracked down the juvenile, whose identity has not been released because of his age, and he was taken into custody.
Police say the evidence they collected appears to be toys, but they are still analyzing the items.

The juvenile was charged with making a terroristic threat, which is a 3rd degree felony, and making a bomb threat, a misdemeanor charge.